Taking off her shoes, so she can relax at the end of a long day. Picking up a pen she drops while taking notes in the lecture hall. Comforting her when things go wrong and lifting her spirits on a rough day---Service Dog Berken is always by Devan’s side.
Devan is a bright young college student who loves playing the guitar, shopping and going to the beach. She also has cerebral palsy, limiting her mobility.
“It’s a long list of things that Berken helps me with,” Devan explains. “He pulls my walker towards me when it’s out of my reach, he tugs off my socks and shoes and he turns off the light when I’m lying in bed. He also makes me more sociable and helps me make friends.”
With Berken, Devan no longer has to ask others for help with these everyday tasks. Berken does them for her with a smile in his eyes and a wag of his tail. Berken increases Devan’s independence, and that’s not all.
Check out this video of Devan and Berken in action.